Immersed in sport from childhood, a family passion inherited from her father, the late TEP Khunnah, one of the Cambodian Kingdom’s best tennis player in the 1960s, Mona practiced sports from the youngest age.
As she fled Cambodia with her family at the age of seven, Mona grew up between France and Canada where she discovered equestrian sport. Educated in Canada, Mona is fluent in English, Khmer and French, and is a Cambodian and Canadian citizen. She holds a College degree in Marketing and a Master degree in Communication.
From France, to Africa then back to her homeland, she has touched many sports, from Semi-Marathon to Diving; Equestrian however remains her favorite sport along with Tennis.
When she returned to her beloved country, Mona wished to share her knowledge in every possible ways. In parallel to her career, she volunteered to help develop sustainable youth programs starting with orphanage centers and sport (tennis) sector.
Internationally recognized business leader with over 20 years of experience in public and private sectors. Mona worked in various industries (Energy, Tourism, Textile) with always the objective to foster post-Khmer Rouge healing, encourage youth development and promote Khmer identity on the international scene. She is today regarded as a Human Resource and Skill developer Specialist with a strong asset in CSR.
End of 2011 Mona was elected Secretary General and in 2016 President of the Cambodian Equestrian Federation. After 56 years of absence, Cambodia made a comeback on the international Equestrian scene at the Myanmar SeaGames in 2013. Since then a Cambodian team has participated to three SeaGames competitions and in 2017, the Federation brought back two bronze medals to the country, in both Jumping (Individual) and Endurance (Team).
Changing for a better vision of Cambodia through sport along with a healthier and skillful youth is Mona dedication. She believes sports reunite people and bring the best in a person and that is no matter how old we are.